Especially staff meetings that are held after work. The last thing I want to do after working 13 hours is to have to sit in a staff meeting, trying to keep my eyes open, while listening to more and more things we have to do and chart. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations has made it harder and harder for a nurse to really take care of their patients. It seems like every month, there is more and more that nurses have to chart and document thus leaving less and less time to take care of the patients.
That is what we did this morning. Sat around and was introduced to more paperwork, more computer charting, more handouts…I could go on and on.
I guess that I should be grateful that I have to go to staff meetings…at least that means I have a job.
OK…I will quit complaining and just wish everyone a Happy and Healthy day!!!